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Where to watch the Oscars in the Boston area

Posted by Swati Gauri Sharma  February 21, 2013 06:00 PM

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A viewing party at UpStairs on the Square last year.

This Sunday marks the biggest night for Hollywood, but folks in Los Angeles shouldn't be the only ones having fun. We suggest leaving your couch and venturing out this Sunday night to view the 85th Academy Awards at 8 p.m. Here are some suggestions of places to cheer on your favorite stars.

Kings Boston: Don't feel like getting dolled up? Kings is hosting an Oscar Viewing Pajama Party, where attendees can don their most comfortable attire. Complimentary snacks, movie-themed drinks, and trivia included.
Kings, 50 Dalton St, Boston, (617) 266-2695, www.kingsbowlamerica.com/boston

UpStairs on the Square: For those looking to mirror the glam of the evening, dress in your black tie best at this Harvard Square destination. Special menu items include "Life of Pizza Pi" and "Salad of Beets of the Wild."
UpStairs on the Square, 91 Winthrop St, Cambridge, (617) 864-1933, www.upstairsonthesquare.com

Brattle Theatre Oscar Party and Pre-Party: Some networks kick off their red carpet coverage in late afternoon, so there's no reason the east coast can't get a jump start as well. Brattle Theatre will be hosting their annual Oscar Party for members only. If you're not a member, you can attend the pre-party from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and enjoy the glamour of the red carpet.
Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St., Cambridge, (617-876-6837, www.brattlefilm.org

28 degrees: Watch the biggest award ceremony with a fancy cocktail on hand. Oscars are a reason to celebrate, no?
28 Degrees, 1 Appleton St, Boston, (617) 728-0728, www.28degrees-boston.com

Note: This event is sold out, but there is a wait list available. The Ellie Fund’s 17th Annual Oscar Experience Boston: Mingle with notable names at this event, which will include giveaways, auctions, and more. According to the website, The event is "officially sanctioned by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences," and all proceeds will benefit local breast cancer patients.
Slate Room, 60 State St., Boston, (617) 854-5000

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